[License-review] Request for Legacy Approval of PHP License 3.01

Ben Ramsey ben at benramsey.com
Wed Mar 11 14:26:27 UTC 2020

> On Mar 5, 2020, at 21:24, Russell Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
> On 3/5/20 5:47 PM, Ben Ramsey wrote:
>>> On Mar 5, 2020, at 16:42, McCoy Smith <mccoy at lexpan.law> wrote:
>>> I do think, however, any approval should be contingent upon 3.0 being recategorized as "superceded" since it almost certainly has by 3.01.
>> I’ve already asked this on the PHP internals mailing list, and I don’t think this will be a problem. Is there anything we need to do on the PHP side to formalize this?
> I recommend that you create a document at http://www.php.net/license/3_00.txt which explains that no one should create new works under that license and point to https://opensource.org/licenses/PHP-3.0 as the text of the 3.00 license. That gives people the essential information, which is that nobody should use it, but if they do, it's still open source.

We have updated the 3.0 license document to accommodate this feedback. You can see the changes here: https://www.php.net/license/3_0.txt


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